The Burden

The Burden

Agatha Christie

ISBN
9780008255541
Pub date
24/08/2017
Imprint
HarperCollins
Binding
Paperback
Format
A Format 111x178mm
Extent
256 pages
Price
£10.99
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Book Overview


A superb novel of possessive love.

Laura Franklin bitterly resented the arrival of her younger sister Shirley, an enchanting baby loved by all the family. But Laura’s emotions towards her sister changed dramatically one night, when she vowed to protect her with all her strength and love. While Shirley longs for freedom and romance, Laura has to learn that loving can never be a one-sided affair, and the burden of her love for her sister has a dramatic effect on both their lives. A story of consequences when love turns to obsession…

Famous for her ingenious crime books and plays, Agatha Christie also wrote about crimes of the heart, six bittersweet and very personal novels, as compelling and memorable as the best of her work.

About the author


Agatha Christie is known throughout the world as the Queen of Crime for her 80 ingenious crime books and her plays. Writing anonymously as Mary Westmacott, she also wrote about crimes of the heart, a series of six bittersweet novels with a jagged edge, as compelling and memorable as the best of her work.

Reviews


  • ‘Sometimes you haven’t the right currency. And then someone else has to pay…’ Agatha Christie
  • ‘The art of story-telling that would be at home in the woman’s magazine.’ Times Literary Supplement